Densely built, low-rise environments are more space and carbon efficient, while high-rise buildings have a drastically higher carbon impact
Rapid urbanisation: Where do urban poor stand?
Demystifying the 15-minute city: Its applicability in Indian context
How Delhi Master Plan 2041 misses the bus in every aspect
Lessons from COVID-19: Need better demand estimation factors to provide housing for all
Physical distancing as well as home quarantining have changed the housing standardisation game; an overhaul is needed
Future cities: New challenges mean we need to reimagine the look of urban landscapes
But we must open up the opportunity to conceptualise these futures to a wider and more diverse set of ...
Hyderabad storm water management: Missed potential and way forward
Due to a multiplicity of authorities, the stormwater infrastructure in the city is largely unequipped to handle moderate or ...
What COVID-19 can mean for SDG-11, sustainable cities and communities in India
As urban vulnerabilities are amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of sustainable cities in Sustainable Development Goals needs ...
COVID-19 impact: It’s time to reimagine work culture and transform cities
The pandemic has taught us to rethink lifestyles and question our need to travel to work every day
An every monsoon affair: How to tackle urban flooding
Urbanisation is inevitable as is climate change; the need is for a multi-pronged approach
In India, modern development puts prehistoric sites at risk
Much of the land holding the country’s buried past is being rapidly transformed for modern development — agriculture, roads, ...
Urban form and travel to completely change after COVID-19
Central business districts will decline while larger apartments will be in demand as more firms consider making employees work-from-home, a ...
COVID-19: 4 factors to test how vulnerable slums in 4 big cities are
Govt of India thinks novel coronavirus will be a part of life. That makes it imperative to account for ...
COVID-19 and green, open spaces: What is going to be our new normal?
Living conditions created under a pandemic situation are also a reflection of the inadequacies of our cities
COVID-19 exposes fault lines in peri-urban areas
Lack of sanitation awareness prevails at a greater extent here; it is unclear how COVID-19-centric awareness campaigns will influence ...
COVID-19: Self-sufficient neighbourhoods are needed to make cities resilient
The need is to recognise what a neighbourhood requires and ensure that the planning makes everyday needs available — and ...
COVID-19: How city densities can be managed for post-pandemic recovery
Density seems to be more of a scapegoat than the cause of increasing virus transmission at the city level
Smart cities: Testing ground for sensor-based instruments
Smart cities are much-needed platforms for on-field use and evaluation of sensor-based technology
COVID-19: Here's what decentralised planning teaches us to curb pandemics
Decentralised infrastructure and services provide a range of benefits for all stakeholders
What lessons does COVID-19 offer for India's urban poor policy
The government should learn from this pandemic and create a robust, equitable and sustainable infrastructure that should be inclusive ...
COVID-19 pandemic sheds light on urban inequality vs mobility needs in cities
Millions who make the urban ecosystem tick live as squatters, in dense lanes and single rooms
COVID-19: We’re in a real-time laboratory of a more sustainable urban future
After coronavirus, a key question emerges: What in essence is a city for? There is a need to look at ...
How cities can manage travel demands in post-COVID-19 societies
Cities now caution people to not to use any public or shared mode of transport
Earth day musings: Can this pandemic change the idea of a city?
Post-pandemic, the new normal in our cities need to be more humane and inclusive and urban renewal must be ...
COVID-19: Why are the migrant workers so desperate to move out?
Partition migration was triggered by a newly drawn line between two nations whereas the present exodus highlights another kind ...